Three educational institutions came together this past November in Jacksonville to explore strategies on learning.
Principia College students and their instructors came to Jacksonville for a week to observe Creating Independence through Student-Owned Strategies (CRISS) in the classroom. The program is designed to help students become independent learners. The group was able to observe CRISS lessons at District 117 schools and Illinois College.
Students from Principia College observed CRISS strategies being incorporated in Illinois College Education Instructor Lani Meleski’s ED335 Reading Skills and Strategies in the Content Areas class.
“I found it useful to collaborate with another school and put our brains together in the sharing of ideas,” Illinois College junior Lindsey Raridon said.
Junior Jason McGovern can see the CRISS strategies being very effective.
“I will use CRISS strategies and student engagement in my own practice,” McGovern said. “ I feel that if a student is going to learn, he or she must be engaged. That is what makes the CRISS strategies so great, because engagement is necessary for each one.”